- Sauternes Bordeaux Château d'Yquem 1900
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Nestled in the southeasy of Bordeaux, Château d’Yquem is the world’s most sought after dessert wine – the benchmark by which all other dessert wines are judged.
Exquisitely refined apricot nectar with overtones of honey on the nose and in both the flavour and texture. (This delightful apricot theme becomes subdued if the wine is too chilled but quickly arises again as the wine warms up). Incredibly silky and unctuous palate. As smooth as glass but with a beautiful citrussy edge on the finish that stops it being cloying despite its wonderful intensity and texture. A voluptuous and superbly balanced work of art. Taste is sheer beauty. Lip-licking sweetness and intensity. Almost indescribably complex. Apricots, honey, cumquat marmalade and so much more. Glorious flavours that linger for minutes and minutes in typical Yquem fashion. Initially seemed far too good to drink with a dessert, and instead deserving of its own time. However, the flavours build so powerfully in the mouth that, on sharing a second bottle on the following day, it was apparent that this Yquem benefited from a small serve of subtle lemon tart to cut some of its overwhelming flavour build up. An almost divine experience. Greg Munyard - July 2009
External Reviews for Château d'Yquem Sweet Wine Sauternes
No tasting note was given. Robert Parker. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2003 Yquem, Chateau d' 1500ml
"This unusual vintage will not doubt remain a benchmark for many years to come. An extraordinary summer, "total" Botrytis, and the sacrifice of part of the estate made it possible to harvest grapes with optimum fruit and concentration
Subtle and racy with lemon rind vanilla cream and dried pineapple. Very spicy and intense. Full-bodied with great length and flavor. Electrified yet refined with medium sweetness and a wonderful finish. I love the class of this and the length. Has afterburners. Best after 2010. JS Wine Spectator.
Ex-chateau bottle tasted at the property. The 2003 Yquem was picked from 17th September after an explosion of botrytis until 26th September in one trie. It has a textbook limpid silvery/golden hue. The nose is very seductive with lifted scents of dried honey almond hazelnut and just a faint hint of creme caramel all with fine delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with a refined opening. That trait of creme caramel is there loitering like a truant schoolboy in the background but then it mo
Wine Spectator ReviewSubtle and racy, with lemon rind, vanilla cream and dried pineapple. Very spicy and intense. Full-bodied, with great length and flavor. Electrified yet refined, with medium sweetness and a wonderful finish. I love the class of this, and the length. Has afterburners. Best after 2010.
No tasting note was given. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2003 Chateau d'Yquem 375ml
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